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I am seeing a bright light flashing in my left eye.

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I am seeing a bright light flashing in my left eye.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. PG replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. PG replied 6 years ago.
I seem to have lost you on chat.
The flashes of light that you are seeing are most probably due to detachment of vitreous from retina. Let me explain to you in detail.
Vitreous is a thick jelly like fluid which is attached to the retina of the eye. This is present in the posterior part of eye. With age, vitreous starts getting detached from the retina. While it is getting detached or is partially detached, there is a tug on the retina, which can cause these flashes of light. Mostly, the vitreous gets fully detached and these flashes of light resolve. Rarely, this tug on the retina can cause a hole in the retina. So, I would recommend you to consult an Ophthalmologist for a detailed retina examination to look for any hole in the retina, which can be lasered if present,
Expert:  Dr. PG replied 6 years ago.
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